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The Madurai Bench of Madras High Court on Monday directed the CB-CID to complete the investigation in Avaniyapuram custodial death case by the end of January 2022.

MADURAI: The Madurai Bench of Madras High Court on Monday directed the CB-CID to complete the investigation in Avaniyapuram custodial death case by the end of January 2022. A Bench comprising Chief Justice Sanjib Banerjee and Justice M Duraiswamy gave the direction in a suo motu petition filed over suspicious withdrawal of the custodial death petition by the parents of the victim before the court in 2019.

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In the 30 years until December 2020, the State Vigilance Monitoring Committee, that is to meet twice a year, has met only three times, he added.

MADURAI: An RTI-based data collection carried out since January by the executive director of the NGO ‘Evidence’, A Kathir, revealed that 300 people from SC/ST communities were killed in caste murders across 33 districts of TN from 2016 to 2020.

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தூத்துக்குடி துப்பாக்கிச்சூட்டில் பாதிக்கப்பட்டவர்களுக்கு தமிழக அரசு கூடுதல் இழப்பீடு வழங்குவது குறித்து பரிசீலிக்க வேண்டும் என சென்னை உயர் நீதிமன்றம் தமிழக அரசுக்கு உத்தரவு பிறப்பித்துள்ளது.

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Urging the State to ensure there was no repeat of such an incident, the Bench observed that while the protest might not have been legal or legitimate, citizens could not be fired at on behalf of a corporate body. In its order, the court asked the government to "go the extra mile" and "be seen to be with the families".

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